Chronomidae - Midge

Chrironomidae - Midges Dry Flies

  • Nymph: varied
  • Adult: varied 
  • Abundant in UK
  • All year
  • Nymph: wormlike body in various colours
  • Pupa: Slender, segmented body with white plumes on head and tail in variuos colours
  • Imago: Cylindrical body with humped thorax and long legs. Transparent wings lying flat over the body. Male has feathery antennae
  • All water types, fast flowing to stagnant and polluted
  •  Late afternoon and evening

There are over 400 species of Chronomids in the UK. They are common anywhere and live near any types of water, even stagnant and polluted waters due to their ability to live where there is a low oxygen content. As they are present in such large numbers they are an important source of food for fish, especially in their larval / nymph stages. Midges are available on the river all day, throughout the summer months. However trout are particularly fussy with the colour, either dark or light and it is no good trying to substitute them, the trout know

Chirnomid Dry Fly Patterns

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Barbless Mosquito

Barbless Mosquito£1.50

Available in Fly Size(s)
16, 18.

Black Gnat

Black Gnat£1.50


Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18

F Fly

F Fly£1.50


Available in Fly Size(s)
16, 18, 20, 22, 24

F Fly Dark Olive

F Fly Dark Olive£1.50


Available in Fly Size(s)
16, 18, 20, 22, 24

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